August 17, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Most county schools do well on state report cards

All but two schools in the Clarke County system met their Adequate Yearly Progress, AYP, standard, mandated by the State Department of Education. More...

Grove Hill paving

Southwest Alabama Construction paving crews were busy last week doing some spot paving of parking lots and drainage areas in Grove Hill. This view is looking south along Jackson Street toward the Main Street intersection. More...

Grand jury returns 150 indictments

One hundred fifty true bills were returned by the Clarke County Grand Jury last week. Of those 129 were felony charges, 27 were misdemeanor charges and three cases were continued until the next grand jury. More...

Special Sections

Business

T'ville featured in state magazine

Business Alabama showcases success story of community

Thomasville has received statewide publicity with a cover story in the August issue of Business Alabama, a magazine that focuses on business issues around the state. More...

Sports

Volleyball teams prepare for season openers

Lady Gators to tune-up with intra-squad tournament

In an effort to create even more excitement around the 2-time defending state champhionship program, the Clarke Prep School Lady Gators will have the Lady Gator Classic this Friday night. More...

Babes working at taking program to new heights

"They are working hard," new Coach Athena Hubbert said of her Clarke County High School Babes volleyball team. "We just have a lot of work to do because we didn't have the summer workouts." More...

Sports Scene

It truly beats pumping gas

Ross Wood Sports Editor Minutes seem like hours... hours like days and days like weeks since we last teed a football up and watched a really good high school football game. More...

Editorial

Our Opinion

Thomasville keeping in the spotlight

We thought Thomasville Mayor Sheldon Day and other city leaders there pulled quite a rabbit out of the hat last year when they hosted a Rural Supplier Conference that drew national contractors like Boeing and other governmental contractors as well as More...

Alabama Scene

Gubernatorial shots fired long before Labor Day

There is an unwritten rule that general election campaigns in Alabama don't begin until Labor Day weekend. More...

From Our Files

145 years ago The vote of Aug. 5 was detailed for Clarke County. John G. Shorter received 693 votes for governor while Thomas H. Watts received 448. Shorter won but would be beaten the next term by Watts. More...

Baseball field to cost $251,406

New home for CCHS baseball, softball programs

Cooper Brothers of Selma was awarded the bid for site prep work for the new Gerald H. Stephens Sports Complex in Grove Hill during Tuesday's Clarke County Board of Education meeting. More...

Grand jury indicts ex-teacher

One hundred fifty true bills were returned by the Clarke County Grand Jury last week. Of those 129 were felony charges, 27 were misdemeanor charges and three cases were continued until the next grand jury. More...

Walgreens eyes T'ville's oldest eatery for store site

Pharmacy chain has option on Grill property

A Thomasville landmark of nearly 60 years could move or even close if a giant pharmacy chain exercises an option to purchase a corner lot on Highway 43. More...

Shots fired at Jax police

Three Jackson Police officers were shot at following an incident in which one of the officers interrupted a suspected drug deal. More...

Garbage rate hike likely in T'ville

The Thomasville City Council recently voted to change solid waste collectors, going with Arrow over Allied Waste (formerly BFI). More...

Obituaries - Free Access

Area Obituaries

Davis Josephine Kelly Davis, 87, of New York died Aug. 10, 2006 at Peninsula Hospital Center in Far Rockaway, New York. More...

Community

C-M Gas studying pay scale

Clarke-Mobile Counties Gas District's ACT Management Team, Al Bean, C.J. Arnold and Tommy Horsley, gave CMC Gas board members several updates on improvements they had proposed for the company. More...

Brown Bag lunch series concludes with discussion of early landscape

John Hall will present a program titled, "Alabama's Early Landscape," Tueday, Aug. 22 at noon at the Grove Hill United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. The event is sponsored by the Clarke County Museum. More...

Thank-Yous

Dear Friends: I would like to express our sincere gratitude and thanks for your prayers and encouragement during Mickey's illness and death. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

Financial seminar set Journey to Financial Freedom, a Crown Financial Ministries seminar sponsored by the First Baptist and First United Methodist churches of Jackson, Alabama will be held at the FUMC Christian Life Center on More...

Church News

Church Announcements

Mackey Branch continues revival

Mackey Branch #2 Missionary Baptist Church of Whatley will continue its revival Thursday, (tonight), Aug. 17 and end Friday, Aug. 18 at 7:30 p.m. nightly. Evangelist for the week will be Rev. More...

Living by the Spirit or by the Flesh?

Reflections will pick up from Romans 8, verses 9 through 15, the comparison between the flesh and spirit with regards to how this affects our walk with Jesus. More...

Lifestyle

Barfield-Santowski wed in Austin, Texas

Jennifer Lynn Santowski of Georgetown, Texas and William Jason Barfield of Austin, Texas were married Saturday, June 10, 2006 at 7 p.m. at St. Theresa Catholic Church in Austin, Texas with Father Brian Eilers officiating. More...

Dumas-Flint tell engagement plans

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Wayne Dumas of Grove Hill announce the engagement of their daughter, DaKota Nichole Dumas, to John Edward Flint, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Prentice Flint of Pine Hill. More...

Final Wedding Plans

Thomas-Coates to wed Sunday

Frances Lynette Thomas and Willie Earl Coates will exchange wedding vows Sunday, Aug. 20, 2006 at 5 p.m. at the H.W. Pearce Memorial Assembly House in Jackson. More...